Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: New maps released for the Galtee, Knockmealdown and Comeragh Mtns

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

New maps released for the Galtee, Knockmealdown and Comeragh Mtns

This should be of interest to any local trail runners or anyone who likes to do a bit of hill walking from time to time.

EastWest Mapping are a small company based in Wexford that produce a series of high quality maps. While the Ordnance Discovery produce a fine series of maps which cover the country, the EastWest maps go into much greater detail.

In 2018, they released a map covering the  Comeragh mountains to the north of Dungarvan in West Waterford. Now they have released new maps for the Galtee and Knockmealdown mountains...

A lot of maps are based on just satellite images whereas for the EastWest maps, the owner Barry Dalby spends a huge amount of time walking the ranges looking at paths, details and talking to locals about place names and features.

A sample of a map is shown above. While the Discovery maps are 1:50,000 with 10 metre contours, the EastWest maps are 1:25,000 with 5 metre contours i.e. twice the resolution and with a lot more information.

The paper maps retail at €12.90 each while the 'encapsulated' waterproof version is €20.50.

I purchased the waterproof Comeragh map a few months back and I found it to be excellent. I'll certainly be buying the two new ones.

If you're interested in buying one for yourself or as a stocking filler for someone for Christmas, you can purchase them online from the website...

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